Bhubaneswar:15/3/20: Odisha Government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi, has advised people not to be swayed away by rumours.
Bagchi said it is most important to keep ourselves clean. Personal hygiene and social distancing are crucial to keeping ourselves protected from the Coronavirus, he said and added that our Chief Minister has appealed to all to remain calm but not complacent.
He said all tests in the state are negative and listed out the different measures initiated by the Odisha government for preparing to combat COVID-19.
Mr. Subroto Bagchi said the cabinet has declared COVID-19 as a disaster under the provision of Disaster Management Act-2005 and empowered public officials to combat the spread of deadly disease. At a news conference at Geeta Gobind Sadan here on Sunday, Bagchi said the government is aggressively spreading of advisories and guidelines on standard precautions.